08/27/14 2:50pm

The Inc. 500/5000 list was recently released and features the fastest-growing privately held companies in the United States. The 2014 list features 15 Alexandria businesses including Metis Solutions, which specializes in government services, at #201. The Washington Business Journal has the list of Washington-area businesses that cracked the top 500.

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08/27/14 1:27pm

Your extraordinary home for sale on Van Dorn Street in the west end of Alexandria, Virginia

This 2 bedroom, 1 bath condominium is located at 2500 North Van Dorn Street in the west end of Alexandria, Virginia.

Via the listing

Move-In Ready! All Utilities Included in Condo Fee! Updated 2BR/1FB w/ balcony & view of Pool! Gorgeous kitchen cabinetry w/ granite counter tops & newer appliances. Hardwood floors in LR,DR & BR’s. Building has a party room, mini mart,exercise rm, & storage units available. Plenty of parking. One stop light to DC, close to Shirlington, Pentagon, Bradlee Center.Bus Stop out front to nearby METRO!

Contact the Realtor at this link if you’re interested in more information about this property.

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08/27/14 12:39pm

Maury Elementary School Playground and field closed for improvements in Alexandria, Virginia

We will gladly post reader submissions like this ANYTIME and your help with celebrating life in Alexandria is ALWAYS appreciated. You can submit items about whatever you want to talk about in Alexandria.. Simply follow our community standards and contact me if you’d like to contribute and/or have something posted.

Reader Sue writes in (after the jump…) with an update on the Maury Elementary Schoolyard Initiative. We covered the schoolyard closing at this link. For more information on the initiative, visit this link.

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08/26/14 5:02pm

We’ve covered how the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, which began earlier this summer with ‘Pete’s Challenge‘, has begun making the rounds in Alexandria.

Here, the property management team at the Alric in Potomac Yard takes the challenge and challenges their sister property.

The Alric, a sponsor of this blog (see sidebar at right…), is the first phase of The Exchange at Potomac Yard, a 14-acre development within the existing, 300-acre Potomac Yard community which is now leasing. The Alric will include 323 residences, a mix of one- and two-bedrooms, in two five-story buildings. The complex will also include a roof terrace and lounge, courtyards, private ground-level patios, a pool and outdoor seating areas.

You can see our previous posts on The Alric at this link.

Well done!

Progress on The Alric in Potomac Yards in Alexandria, VA continues
08/26/14 2:31pm
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Parents! If you are the parent of a young child and if you aren’t headed to the beach this weekend for one final blowout before school starts, you might want to check this out.

As part of the Kennedy Center’s 13th Annual Page-to-Stage Festival, Alexandria’s own Arts on the Horizon will be presenting a sneak peek of our new show, Blossom’s Rainbow on the Millennium Stage, Monday, September 1st at 11:00 AM!

Blossom’s Rainbow is a work-in-progress, but they are excited to share this 15-20 minute sneak peek of the show and hear your feedback afterwards. The full production will premiere in Alexandria, Virginia in March 2015.

Blossom’s Rainbow is created, directed and choreographed by Margot Greenlee with music composed and performed by Taiko drummer, Mark H. Rooney.
A painter’s brush sets a young cherry blossom’s world into motion. Infused with whimsical dance, vibrant colors, and dynamic live music, join Blossom on her journey from the red mountains down to the indigo city in this new piece that celebrates Japanese culture.
This gently interactive, creative, nonverbal show is geared towards children ages 2-5.

As with all of the Page-to-Stage events, tickets are free and no advance registration is required! Just show up on September 1st and join Arts on the Horizon for a wonderful family-friendly morning!

(H/T OT Moms)